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An aberrant right subclavian artery is an uncommon anomaly. When associated with esophageal cancer, it can cause diagnostic confusion as the symptoms are similar. If unrecognized and injured during esophageal surgery, it can lead to disastrous complications. We report a patient in whom this aberrant artery was injured during a thoracoscopic mobilization of(More)
BACKGROUND The accurate prediction of nonsentinel node (NSN) metastasis in breast cancer patients remains uncertain. METHODS The medical records of 574 breast cancer patients from 2 different institutions (Mayo Clinic and University of Michigan) with sentinel lymph node biopsy examination and completion axillary lymph node dissection were reviewed for(More)
Meningiomas represent about one sixth of all primary neoplasms of the central nervous system. They rarely metastasize outside the intracranial compartment. There are no clear criteria to identify the subset of aggressive tumors which recur locally or metastasize. Histological tumor grade is the most important predictor of recurrence or metastases. We report(More)
Leiomyosarcomas of the esophagus are rare, malignant, smooth-muscle tumors. The presenting symptoms are indistinguishable from other esophageal neoplasms, though the history may be longer due to the slow growth of these tumors. Barium studies may show large intramural masses with ulceration or tracking, expansile intraluminal masses or areas of luminal(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to determine the need for a randomized controlled trial in order to define the role of an elective neck dissection (END) in the treatment of early tongue cancers. METHODS We present a large retrospective analysis of patients with T1-2 N0 squamous cell cancers of the oral anterior tongue treated at a single institution.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess, in a retrospective study, the long-term results of neobladder reconstruction after radical cystectomy, as this is the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were retrieved for all patients with muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder treated by radical cystectomy and(More)
BACKGROUND Minor salivary gland tumors of the sinonasal region are rare. Minor salivary gland tumors of this region behave differently from other subsites in the head and neck. The objective of our study was to analyze the survival and prognostic factors in patients with minor salivary gland tumors of the sinonasal region. METHODS We carried out a(More)
BACKGROUND Little data address outcome in patients with sentinel lymph node (SN) metastases without completion axillary lymph node dissection (CALND). This study was designed to assess locoregional recurrence in patients with positive SNs who did not undergo CALND. METHODS An IRB-approved, retrospective chart review was conducted on breast cancer patients(More)
Thoracic duct cysts of the mediastinum are extremely rare. The etiology may be related to a congenital or degenerative weakness in the wall of the thoracic duct. They are generally asymptomatic but may sometimes cause pressure effects on adjacent structures. Imaging studies are supportive but not diagnostic. Excision of these cysts is required for diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Small cell carcinoma of the esophagus is a rare disease, characterized by aggressive progression. It has a high incidence of metastatic disease at presentation and a poor overall prognosis. Treatment protocols are not well established because of the paucity of cases and a lack of large studies. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of all(More)